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  • 3ID Soldiers get glimpse of the past in Dublin, Ga

    Dec 10, 2009

    DUBLIN, Ga. --Soldiers representing Fort Stewart's 3rd Sustainment Brigade, the 3rd Infantry Division Band and Winn Army Medical Center took that charge and ran with it, Dec. 1, when they paid a visit to the center, located in Dublin, Ga., armed with hand-made fruit baskets donated by the Liberty County Veterans Council. Joining them on the visit was 3rd ID duputy commanding general-rear, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips, and Command Sgt. Maj Jeffrey Ashmen. During their visit, the Soldiers delivered the baskets, then sat and talked with many of the patients. Some even walked through the halls singing Christmas carols while dressed as Santa's helpers.

  • Stewart-Hunter tree lightings brighten young hearts, welcome holiday season

    Dec 10, 2009

    Hundreds of children, young and old, could not be dissuaded by the cool evening air as they gathered outside for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Club Stewart, Dec. 3 and at Hunter Club, Dec. 7.

  • Mustang Squadron Trains 'Light'

    Dec 10, 2009

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Vanguard Brigade Soldiers are continuing to train as a lighter fighting force - fulfilling the Army's need for a light infantry brigade combat team, and serving as the only one of its kind in the 3rd Infantry Division. For Soldiers of the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, training in accordance with the brigade's new standard brings a whole new meaning to Table VIII Gunnery.

  • 3 ID, Benedictine remember Pearl Harbor

    Dec 10, 2009

    <B> HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </B> Benedictine Military School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets marched in formation on the school's parade field while friends and staff members and veterans watched from the stands, Dec. 7.

  • Hundreds more 173rd ABCT paratroopers head to Afghanistan

    Dec 10, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy - More than 700 Soldiers of the Vicenza, Italy-based 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team deployed to Afghanistan from Aviano Air Base in Aviano, Italy, Dec 9. The troops will support the International Security Assistance Force. The Soldiers waited for their aircraft in a state-of-the-art deployment support facilty, managed by the Army but worked jointly with the Air Force. Air Force spouses and retirees baked homemade goodies to support the deploying troops. Soldiers help change a tire on aircraft to help ensure their aircraft departed on time.

  • Fort Benning: Year in Review | Photos

    Dec 10, 2009

    2010 is fast approaching, and it's important that we all pause to reflect on another tremendous year for Fort Benning. You can also submit photos to be included on this site.

  • New Commissary manager vows no drop in service

    Dec 10, 2009

    Fort Monmouth -- New commissary manager Redo Nolletti vows a high level of service as long at the commissary remains open. The post is scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2011.

  • Persistence key to success

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Rosenberry has a straightforward philosophy when it comes to developing leadership in the Army.

  • NCOs rescue mom, child from wreck

    Dec 10, 2009

    On an ordinary Saturday morning in South Carolina, two noncommissioned officers from Fort Jackson's U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School were driving toward Augusta, Ga. The trip came to an end when the passenger, Staff Sgt. Mauricio Sosa, spotted an SUV in the oncoming lane flipping over toward them.

  • Interpreter program moves to Arizona

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Army has recently decided to relocate the 09L interpreter and translator program from Fort Jackson to Fort Huachuca, Ariz. - a move that officials said will improve the program.

  • Hohenfels Soldiers feel effects of drunk driving

    Dec 10, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - It is no secret that drunk driving claims thousands of lives each year. Every driver knows the danger yet many continue to do it anyway, risking not just their lives but those of everyone else on the road as well. "It won't happen to me," they say, but alcohol physically alters everyone's ability to operate a car, no matter how many times someone insists, "I'm fine." To prove that point, the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program invited the Save a Life Tour and its hands-on drunk driving simulator to visit Soldiers at locations throughout Europe.

  • Holiday season gets under way with music, cheers and lights

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Fort Jackson holiday season officially started last week with Friday's Christmas tree, manger and Menorah lighting in front of Post Headquarters.

  • Future in focus: Leaders take inventory of campaign plan

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- One year after the unveiling of the Fort Jackson vision statement, which led to the implementation of the campaign plan this spring, post officials have summarized the progress caused by the new direction.

  • FMWR Web site a timesaver for parents

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Thanks to a new Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Web site, parents at Fort Jackson can say goodbye to waiting in long lines to pay for child care. After nearly a yearlong wait, FMWR's new Webtrac system, which features recreational and youth services, is up and running.

  • 4-10th gives 120th chilly reception

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Players with the 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment (formerly Victory Support Battalion) began this year's intramural flag football season with a new name. But they finished with a familiar title - champions.

  • Band spreads holiday spirit during annual concert

    Dec 10, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Several hundred Soldiers, family members and civilians packed into the Solomon Center Sunday evening to get a good dose of Christmas spirit, courtesy of the 282nd Army Band.

  • Volunteer to director: Stalwart Award honoree

    Dec 10, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - In 1975, Volkswagen introduced the Golf, Wheel of Fortune premiered on NBC, and a 17-year-old Grazyna Richter (Marek), better known as Nina, began her career with the U.S. Army in Germany. The daughter of two Polish parents, both deported to Germany as children to work in labor camps during World War II, Richter discovered at a young age what impact the U.S. Army had on her family.

  • Holcombe awarded two Purple Hearts

    Dec 10, 2009

  • STX lane training at Rock Island Arsenal

    Dec 9, 2009

    Thirty Soldiers as part of the Army Sustainment Command-Reserve Element participated in a Situation Training Exercise (STX) Lanes Training Nov. 15 at Rock Island Arsenal. The STX lane training focused on Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills to hone the Soldiers' skills and confidence to effectively function, survive and win in a combat environment. They departed RIA Nov. 18 for Fort Benning, Ga., for more training. From there, the Soldiers are slated for deployment to Southwest Asia.

  • Mullen visits Fort Campbell

    Dec 9, 2009

    While in the ninth year of war, Adm. Mullen told Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) that their efforts are appreciated, as well as needed, as they prepare to deploy again to Afghanistan as part of President Obama's plan to boost troop strength by 30,000.

  • Ability, not disability, takes center stage

    Dec 9, 2009

    FORT MONMOUTH, N. J. -- A recent luncheon here underscored that the abilities of people, not their disabilities, should underscore hiring and advancement in today's workforce.

  • Army undersecretary visits Fort Eustis WTU, hears Soldiers' concerns

    Dec 9, 2009

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Dr. Joseph J. Westphal, Under Secretary of the Army, spoke with and listened to the concerns and thoughts of wounded warriors during a visit to the Fort Eustis Warrior Transition Unit Monday.

  • Fort Eustis shines during annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, visit from Santa

    Dec 9, 2009

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Three, two, one, pull! With these words, special guest Tristan Hoskins, a 6-year-old family member, Fort Eustis Garrison Commander Col. Glenn K. Grothe and garrison command Sgt. Major Carolyn Johnson pulled the lever illuminating the post's holiday tree during the installation's 54th annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 3 at Seay Plaza.

  • Area I celebrates Christmas with tree lighting ceremonies

    Dec 9, 2009

    Christmas tree lightings throughout Area I in South Korea

  • Warrior Country Officers over NCOs 26-14 in Turkey Bowl

    Dec 9, 2009

    The Warrior Country Noncommissioned officers flag football team came up short against the Officer's team 14-26 in the first ever Turkey Bowl, NCO's vs. Officers game Nov. 25, on the USAG-RC soccer field.

  • Java Cafe opens in Gateway on Casey

    Dec 9, 2009

    (From left to right) Avelina Richardson, Gateway Club manager, Command Sgt. Maj. John Fortune, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team command sergeant major, Col. Thomas Graves, 1HBCT commander, Oh, Sea-chang, Dongducheon City mayor, Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, USAG-Casey commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Nidal Saeed, USAG-Casey command sergeant major cut a ribbon in celebration of a reopening ceremony for the USAG-Casey Gateway Club Dec. 1, 2009. The renovations done on the Gateway Club were particulary made to extend the patio and dining area in the Java Cafe for Soldiers and their Family members to enjoy a meal or a cup of coffee outdoors in warm weather.

  • King and 8 over 10 and 2 win Hold'em Tournament

    Dec 9, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Brian Simecek drew Kings and 8s to win the annual Texas Hold'em Championship held Nov. 28 by USAG-Red Cloud Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation.

  • ASAP trains NCOs on Casey

    Dec 9, 2009

    USAG RED CLOUD, South Korea - In keeping with the Army Family Covenant, the Army provides the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program to help Soldiers struggling with all kinds of substance abuse including alcohol and drugs, illicit and over-the-counter. There are five components of ASAP: prevention and outreach, risk reduction, testing, treatment and rehabilitation, and suicide prevention.

  • Soldiers beautify Red Cloud during Fall Cleanup

    Dec 9, 2009

    Pfc. Sung, Min-kyu, Sgt. Jang, Youngkwang and Sgt. Do, Hyung-jin help rake leaves at the Headquarters Headquarters Company USAG-RC barracks during the 2009 Fall Clean Up Nov. 30. The Fall Clean Up lasted for an entire week as Soldiers in Warrior Country prepared their living quarters and work sections for the upcoming fall and winter seasons while in Korea.

  • CHRA deputy visits command on Red Cloud

    Dec 9, 2009

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson (right), USAG-RC commander and Richard Davis (left), USAG-RC deputy commander, spoke with Leopold Toledo (second from the left), Civilian Human Resources Agency far east regional director, Clifford Dickman (middle), CHRA deputy director, and Geraldine Jones (second from the right), USAG-RC Civilian Personnel Advisory Center director, during Dickman's visit to Area 1 Dec. 7 at the USAG-RC command group building. Dickman spoke after meeting with Jackson about the importance of his visit because "understanding the commander's intent and understanding what is important to them will help us better plan to meet their requirements and needs."

  • Analyzing operations at Yama Sakura

    Dec 8, 2009

  • Shinseki discusses Sesame Street TLC initiative

    Dec 8, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- In 2006, Sesame Workshop launched a groundbreaking, bilingual (English/Spanish), multiphase, multimedia initiative for young children and their military families called "Talk, Listen, Connect (TLC)."

  • 'Sesame Street Live' brings furry friends to Schofield

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - One of the most adorable children's characters and his furry monster friends will be making a stopover in the islands this holiday season, hoping to add a little magic to the lives of military families.

  • Army youths act out on Furlough Fridays

    Dec 8, 2009

    FORTAca,!E+SHAFTER, Hawaii - Eight Army children are performing onstage, here, at Richardson Theatre, Dec. 4, 5, 11 and 12, in the Broadway musical "High School Musical 2."

  • 'Shadow Walker' leaves imprint on people

    Dec 8, 2009

    Felipe Rose, one of the founders of the Village People musical group, spoke to a gathering at Fort Monmouth as part of Hispanic and American Indian Heritage cultural awareness training.

  • Veterans make smooth transition, provide wealth of experience

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Like the old adage, "You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy," many veterans have found it near impossible to truly leave military service following retirement.

  • First IMCOM command sergeant major retires

    Dec 8, 2009

    PENTAGON -- After a 36-year career that featured many firsts, Command Sgt. Maj. Debra L. Strickland retired at a ceremony here Dec. 3.

  • First-ever live town hall to air

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army-Hawaii (USARHAW) Soldiers and family members will have the opportunity to ask questions on the air during the first-ever, live, televised town hall forum, here, Dec. 17.

  • Lecture reveals sacred past of 'Legendary Lands of Wahiawa'

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The always-informative Native Hawaiian Lecture Series resumed, Nov. 20, at the Nehelani, here, as military leaders and families received a geography lesson about the lands on which several U.S. Army installations now sit.

  • Students make MOUT meaningful

    Dec 8, 2009

    Tracking down a high-value target while walking unfamiliar streets, occupied by a foreign people who, for all intents and purposes, may not trust you can be tough even for the most seasoned squad leader, especially with new Soldiers in tow.

  • Connecting with family

    Dec 8, 2009

    WHEELERAca,!E+ARMYAca,!E+AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Ann Bean, and her sons, Elijah (left), 11, and Micah (right), 13 get ready to record a 10-minute holiday Web message to their father, who is deployed, Chief Warrant Officer Keith Bean, tactical operations officer and Chinook pilot, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, during OperationAca,!E+Best Wishes at Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union, here, Nov. 24.

  • Tropic Homecoming

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - For one evening, the happiest place on Earth wasn't Disneyland, but right here at Sills Field, Nov. 19.

  • Hawaii dining facilities prepare for Thanksgiving competition

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Spc. Terry Nowak strolled in to the Warrior Inn Dining Facility (DFAC), here, Monday, looking amazingly alert for someone who had spent the last few days slaving over a tiny town, and building it up from scratch.

  • Hawaii: DPW's Kumabe earns prestigious Stalwart Award

    Dec 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Master planner Michael Kumabe would have been perfectly content to live his professional life in the shadow of the facilities and infrastructure projects he helps develop for the U.S. Army in the Pacific.

  • Holiday lights

    Dec 8, 2009

    The U.S. flag waves in front of the Christmas tree at the Dix Annex at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, during the annual tree lighting ceremony, Dec. 3.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for annual Leadership Symposium

    Dec 7, 2009

    Seats are filling quickly for Army Management Staff College's 5th Annual Leadership Symposium, March 2-4, 2010 at Fort Belvoir, Va., so those wishing to attend should register soon.

  • Army Management Staff College extends Excellence in Education Award deadline

    Dec 7, 2009

    Army Management Staff College extended the application deadline for the 2nd annual Excellence in Education Award.

  • Yama Sakura opens in spirit of friendship

    Dec 7, 2009

    On a bitterly cold December afternoon, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Army Forces opened Yama Sakura 57 in a ceremony that demonstrated the warmth of a 50-year friendship.

  • IMCOM wins Army Lean Six Sigma award

    Dec 7, 2009

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Installation Management Command was recognized Nov. 24 at the Pentagon for continued successful Lean Six Sigma implementation.

  • Fort Carson's Mountainside Elementary receives gold star

    Dec 7, 2009

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Fort Carson's Mountainside Elementary School is awarded a Gold Star as part of Operation Caring Classroom.

  • Girl Scouts help Soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving

    Dec 7, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Cole Service Unit Girl Scouts served Soldiers living in Benner Barracks a Thanksgiving Day dinner. The 71 Girl Scouts either prepared part of the meal or helped serve during the meal held in the barracks day room. The Cole Service Unit includes six Girl Scout Troops ranging from kindergarten Daisies to middle school Cadets.

  • Mission Thanksgiving

    Dec 7, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Approximately 400 Soldiers assigned to the 32nd Medical Brigade stood in formation in the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center waiting to be released to San Antonio area Families for Thanksgiving Day activities. Another 400 Soldiers assigned to the 32nd Medical Brigade boarded buses taking them to the Valero Corporation hanger for Thanksgiving Dinner, football games and parades on multiple television screens, plus lots of thank-you greetings from Valero volunteers.

  • Shoplifting may result in loss of AAFES privileges

    Dec 7, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service has stepped up surveillance and is taking every precaution to prevent shoplifting. According to U.S. Army Grafenwoehr Civilian Misconduct Action Authority statistics in 2009, larceny is second only to assault as the most frequent civilian misconduct charge in the Grafenwoehr and Vilseck communities.

  • Community celebrates the season, Germans, Americans share holiday traditions

    Dec 7, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The colors of August have fallen to the ground, decorations abound at every store, "wintery" weather fills the air and the humming of Christmas tunes can be heard on every corner. Despite the cold, drizzling rain, this holiday spirit held strong for nearly 600 revelers who attended U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr's annual tree lighting ceremony in the Main Post PX parking lot, Dec. 1. The following day, more than 500 community members attended the Rose Barracks tree lighting ceremony.

  • Big Thanks for a Job Well Done

    Dec 7, 2009

    Tina Johnston, procurement analyst, 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii has been recognized by the Army Staff for her valued assistance with contractor and government reporting requirements associated with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The 413th received more than 40 tasking/clarifications on how the Army reports dollars spent for projects awarded utilizing funds under the ARRA program. The Army in Hawaii and Alaska currently has 92 FY-09 projects with a value of $63 million. These projects directly support Army installation and family needs.

  • Medal of Honor recipient laid to rest

    Dec 5, 2009

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry Beckett said a final farewell to his former commander and lifelong friend, retired Col. Lewis Millett, along with more than 300 other veterans, family members, servicemen and women and friends at the Riverside National Cemetery on Saturday.

  • Experts allay employee pay angst

    Dec 4, 2009

    Speculation over the conversion from cost-of-living allowances (COLA) to locality pay for federal employees in Hawaii, Alaska and the Territories was quieted a bit as a result of town hall style forums held at Fort Shafter's Richardson Theater Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Promotion to General Seen Across the World

    Dec 4, 2009

    Kelli Underhill, wife of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's (AAMDC) Commanding General, Brigadier General Jeffery (Jeff) L. Underhill first came up with the idea to do a live streaming webcast of her husband's promotion when she realized both of their children, Brandon, 23, and Britney, 21 would not be able to attend the ceremony. With Brandon working in Ironton, Ohio and Britney away at College, it would be close to impossible having them in Hawaii for the Wednesday ceremony. "Our children have always been at every one of his promotions," said Kelli Underhill. "I just wanted them to be part of it, even though they couldn't be here physically, and most importantly, I wanted him to have them here."

  • Senior Soldiers Serve Thanksgiving Feast To Troops

    Dec 4, 2009

    Where are you from'" Maj. Gen. Jim Myles asked each of the young Soldiers as he filled their plates with ham. Myles, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command and Redstone Arsenal, was among the servers Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, at the Dining Facility during the annual Thanksgiving feast for the troops. The others included Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell, commander of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. It's a tradition throughout the Army that the senior Soldiers serve the Thanksgiving meal to the troops.

  • Lieutenant colonel rules rodeo arena

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - While most Fort Huachuca employees de-stress after work by partaking in a family dinner or vegging-out in front of the television, Air Force Lt. Col. Val Baker, Chief of the Joint Interoperability Test Command's National Intelligence Portfolio, unwinds by throwing a saddle on one of her five horses and practices roping and riding until the sun goes down.

  • Cancer-stricken boy becomes honorary Ranger

    Dec 4, 2009

    CAMP FRANK B. MERRILL, Ga. - His pale face and the scar on the back of his head are indications that Kenny Stewart is seriously ill. A year ago, the 8-year-old was diagnosed with cancerous brain tumors. One was surgically removed, but two others remain.

  • Fort Bragg names 2009 Family of the Year

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Fort Bragg announced its 2009 Family of the Year during a ceremony held at Fort Bragg's Main Post Chapel, Thursday.

  • World War II Told In Words of Veterans

    Dec 4, 2009

    The best way to understand World War II is through the words of a veteran who actually lived the fight, experienced the battlefield and saw the ugly carnage left behind by a blood-thirsty and threatening enemy. That's the premise of a new book - "Through Eyes of Courage" - recently published by well-known military activist, author and radio personality David Carney and his wife, historian and author Judy Carney. Through the stories of 26 World War II veterans, their book shares a variety of experiences from that war. Every story honors all veterans and the sacrifices they made. And to further honor the veterans, the Carneys are donating all profits from the book to the Tennessee Valley Honor Flight, a program that flies WW II veterans to Washington, D.C., free of charge to see their memorial.

  • DESC conducts fuel delivery exercise at Fort Polk

    Dec 4, 2009

    When a disaster occurs, one of the first items needed to ensure a rapid recovery is fuel. Whether it's law enforcement, rescuers or other emergency officials, without fuel to reach those who are in danger, the effect of a disaster is magnified. To test a local contractor's ability to transport fuel in the event of a presidential-declared emergency, representatives from the U.S. Army's Defense Energy Support Center at Fort Belvoir, Va., paid a visit to Fort Polk Dec. 1.

  • 1st Bn, 353rd Inf Reg conducts assessment in Iraq

    Dec 4, 2009

    During a theater assessment reconnaissance to Iraq from Nov. 3-13, members of Fort Polk's 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade visited camps and forward operating bases in Kuwait and Baghdad. The contingent focused on three areas: To coordinate and synchronize combat advisor training efforts, increase in-theater relevancy and currency and validate course curriculum.

  • The End Of The 'McCorkle Era'

    Dec 4, 2009

    Thanks to Dr. Bill McCorkle, Redstone Arsenal's Thanksgiving week began with a visit from a prestigious group of local, state and national dignitaries, including the mayors of Huntsville and Madison, several retired and active Army generals, Rep. Parker Griffith and Sen. Richard Shelby. They gathered with employees of the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center in Bob Jones Auditorium at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., at 9 a.m. Nov. 23 to congratulate McCorkle on 52 years of civilian service in leading the development of missile, aviation and simulation technology at Redstone. And they sent him into retirement with a rousing rendition of the Army Song. Thanking those in attendance for "all this attention," McCorkle, 81, spent his moments at the podium not glorifying himself, but attempting to throw the attention back on the employees who are committed to AMRDEC's role in supporting the war fighter. "There are a lot of people here who continue to contribute tremendously to what we've done together," he said. "I want to thank you for the opportunity I've had to participate in the many changes that have occurred, particularly since 1980." In November of that year, McCorkle was selected for the dual role as the technical director of the then Missile Command (now Aviation and Missile Command) and the director of the then Army Missile Laboratory (now the 3,100-employee AMRDEC). Since coming to work for the Army at Redstone Arsenal in 1957, McCorkle has had significant involvement in nearly every Army rocket and missile development program, and has established himself and AMRDEC as an international leader in aviation and missile technology.

  • Fort Polk DES trains for quick reaction

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT POLK, La. - The shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 5, which left 13 Soldiers and civilians dead and dozens wounded, probably raised questions for many Soldiers and Families across the Army.

  • Force protection regulations set standards for contractor employees

    Dec 4, 2009

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Contract employees serve many roles on Army installations. You name it, they do it.

  • A forum for all - own hall meetings chance for Soldiers, Family members to discuss installation issu

    Dec 4, 2009

    Fort Bragg has many checks and balances in place. The town hall meeting held Monday is one that addresses issues relevant to the installation, Soldiers and their Families. According to Col. Stephen Sicinski, Fort Bragg garrison commander, more than 30 issues were submitted for discussion within the past two to three months.

  • Miss Claudia puts Solders, families through tough times

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--"They're like who are you going to see' Miss Claudia! She's going to kill you, she's going to hurt you," said Mejia, Goldner manager. "I'm not here to kill anybody, and I'm not going to hurt anybody. I'm here to help people reach their goals." How she helps them may seem like torture but afterward she said they are always grateful.

  • Fort Bragg to build new schools

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The fall of 2011 is going to bring good things for Fort Bragg schools. The Linden Oaks housing area will have its own elementary and middle school, and students attending Irwin Intermediate School on Fort Bragg will go to classes in a new building. The new schools will help meet the anticipated growth in the student population and meet the needs of Fort Bragg Families.

  • Riggers: "Making the 'Airborne' airborne"

    Dec 4, 2009

  • Muslims observe festival, pilgrimage

    Dec 4, 2009

    This month, 1.3 billion Muslims from around the world - over 7 million of them in the U.S., including 10,000 armed servicemembers - will begin observing activities associated with the annual religious pilgrimage, or Hajj, to the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Hajj is the fifth of the five main "pillars" of the Islamic faith (the other "pillars" include the declaration of faith, five daily prayers, charity and fasting during the month of Ramadan). Hajj activities take place during six days, from the eighth to the 13th day of the Islamic lunar month of Dhul-Hijjah, the last month of the lunar year.

  • Fort Bragg projects make season brighter for military Families

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Many Soldiers spend much of their lives giving of their time to others. Now is the time of year when efforts are being made to give something back to Soldiers and their Families. The Holiday Hearts Program, Operation Homefront Toy Shop and Chaplain Soldier and Family Fund are three projects that will make this Christmas warmer for military Families.

  • New training method produces better marksmen

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Sgt. Barry Crossman was in the zone, knocking down knee-high targets 250 and 300 meters away and bouncing shots of the torso-sized Iron Maiden target 300 meters distant.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers prepare for deployment to Afghanistan

    Dec 4, 2009

    The 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade finished a two-month, intensive training cycle with platoon-level situational training exercises which ran from Nov. 9 through 13 at Fort Bragg's Freedom City training range.

  • Fort Bragg NCO tries out for Army bowling team

    Dec 4, 2009

    It's not often that Soldiers get to combine the Army with bowling. Sgt. Brian Noel si competing for a spot on the All-Army Bowling Team, made up of only eight Soldiers; four male and four female. Two years ago, Noel took one of those four coveted spots. He represented the Army in the Armed Forces Bowling Competition in Hawaii. Three things take up most of Noel's time: his Family, the Army and bowling. On Saturdays, Noel is able to combine two of those three when he bowls with his wife, Amanda, and four sons.

  • Soldier makes music because of band OJT program

    Dec 4, 2009

    Staff Sgt. James Richmond, a graduate of the Army Band's On The Job Training Program is a skilled professional. His principal tools are his Euphonium, a mellow toned, higher pitched member of the tuba family, and his M-16. He performs at professional football games, as well as other exciting venues, and is the band's human resources administrator. In addition to his responsibilities with the band, he maintains his proficiency as a Soldier.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier embraces spirit of giving

    Dec 4, 2009

    Sgt. Shauntel Stewart has served in the military since joining the Army Reserves in 2002 and three years later, she went on active duty. Over the years, Stewart said the community has always given to Soldiers, and she wants to return the favor. As a Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers representative for the 7th Transportation Battalion, Stewart championed a food drive for shelters in the area.

  • Military spouses eligible for hiring preference

    Dec 4, 2009

    Did you know military spouses are allowed to skip "competitive process" for Federal employment' The process began Sept. 11, 2009 and is allowing some military spouses to apply for federal jobs without going through the normal "competitive process."

  • SECARMY visits Fort Carson

    Dec 4, 2009

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits Fort Carson to talk with Soldiers and leaders.

  • Fort Gordon library speeds up checkout

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT GORDON, Ga. - Checking out a book from the Woodworth Consolidated Library has become faster and simpler after fine-tuning the self-checkout system to work with the millennium cataloging system which debuted in September. Woodworth is the first Army-wide library to operate the system without error.

  • Woman with local roots wins Operation Rising Star

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday, the 2009 Operation Rising Star winner, Lisa Pratt, returned to some very familiar territory. Sunday she belted Miley Cirus' hit song "The Climb" at Lawton's First Assembly Church to a congregation that has heard her talents since she was 12 years old.

  • Lieutenant colonel rules rodeo arena

    Dec 4, 2009

    While most Fort Huachuca employees de-stress after work by partaking in a family dinner or vegging-out in front of the television, Air Force Lt. Col. Val Baker, Chief of the Joint Interoperability Test Command's National Intelligence Portfolio, unwinds by throwing a saddle on one of her five horses and practices roping and riding until the sun goes down.

  • Stepping toward honor

    Dec 4, 2009

  • Carson Soldiers share Thanksgiving with community

    Dec 4, 2009

    For the last 20 years, Soldiers from Fort Carson have cooked and prepared Thanksgiving meals in conjunction with the Salvation Army.

  • Fort Carson celebrates 10 years of privatized housing

    Dec 4, 2009

    On Nov. 17, Fort Carson celebrated 10 years of privatized housing, the first privatized housing project in the U.S. Army.

  • Signal leaders inform status of the regiment

    Dec 4, 2009

  • Flu shots advised for pregnant women

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - With flu season in full swing, Martin Army Community Hospital healthcare providers are encouraging people to take preventive measures seriously, especially pregnant women.

  • Historic Photos have stories to tell

    Dec 4, 2009

    I take issue with the old adage "a picture's worth a thousand words." Not really. Imagine the Bayonet without cutlines.

  • Fort Benning ups recycling efforts

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning's recycling center has cranked up again in Harmony Church as post environmental officials plan for a permanent facility to be built nearby in three years.

  • 75th Ranger Regiment Ranger receives Silver Star for combat actions

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Valor is defined as boldness or determination in the face of great danger; it is the quality which enables a man to encounter danger with courage and personal bravery.

  • 75th Ranger Regt. on target in shooting competition

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Two NCOs from the 75th Ranger Regiment competed in the 2009 Rifles Only Shooter Bash Competition Nov. 6-7 in Kingsville, Texas. SGT Christopher Wooten and SGT Nicholas Irving, both assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regt., placed first and second, respectively.

  • Ranger students get swamped in Florida

    Dec 4, 2009

    Murky swamp water, cold temperatures and a heavy downpour weren't enough to dispel the motivation of more than 140 U.S. Army Ranger School students in their final week of training near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

  • Bamberg schools address deployment impact

    Dec 4, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Bamberg Elementary and Middle/High School faculties have initiated a number of programs to support students dealing with the multiple stages of a parent's deployment.

  • German, U.S. law enforcers share expertise

    Dec 4, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - To teach the best methods, one should learn from the source. That's what Military Police from the 1st Armored Division and 501st Military Police Company did Nov. 18 during an orientation and training observation tour of the West Hessen Polizei headquarters and training center.

  • Game show tests safety know-how

    Dec 4, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Joe Michalkiewicz knows what you're thinking when it comes to safety briefings. ... They're boring.

  • AWAG conferences offer opportunities for all community members

    Dec 4, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- The American Women's Activities Germany invites all community members to participate in special day-long conferences aimed at enhancing volunteer skills and opportunities.

  • Commentary: Spouse support network helps writer cope with deployments

    Dec 4, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Coping with deployment is a necessary part of life for Army spouses who deal with 12-15-month deployments every other year. Being in a foreign country makes it more difficult.

  • SPEAKING FOR WOMEN

    Dec 3, 2009

    Throughout her career, Kathy Hawk has had mentors. Yet, many of the professionals she sought out for guidance and assistance didn't even know they were viewed in that way. Looking back on a civilian and military career that has taken her to the Pentagon, the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt and Iraq, Hawk said most of her mentors were established with professionals she respected and admired through her own informal workplace process. "I had no formal mentor that helped carry me through my career because I worked here and I worked there," said Hawk, who is the chairwoman of the Political Science Department at the University of Alabama-Huntsville and a Navy Reserve commander and executive officer. "Sometimes formal programs create artificial structures. Mentors are people who sincerely want to help others and that's how, in many ways, the bonding starts." Hawk, who spoke at the Women in Defense Mentorship Luncheon on Nov. 6, urged the 85 women attending the event to be mentors in their everyday lives to younger professional women and men who need guidance in their careers.

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